January 11, 2009

The Bed Rest Begins...

This week marks the half way point of my pregnancy! I'm glad to have made it this far with no complications, but I foresee the next 14 - 18 weeks being more difficult, as I spend more and more days in bed.

I'm getting a good glimpse at what bed rest is going to be like today. All night last night, I had bad cramping and my stomach was really hard. The first thing I did this morning was call the on-call physician to tell him what was happening. He said that is was probably just Braxton Hicks, and that I'm OK. All the cramping that I am experiencing is triggered by activity. The second I stand up my abdomen hardens. What I am feeling is my uterus literally growing by the minute! To avoid the discomfort from getting worse, I need to stay off my feet today and drink lots of water.

Usually, I enjoy my mornings because that is when I have the most energy and can get a lot done around the house. Today is a different story. I've been parked on my living room couch, watching movies. My plans for the rest of the day consist of eating and napping... fun, fun! Once I feel better, I plan to go to the fabric store to get a pattern to make some huge maternity nightgowns. When I am in the hospital and so huge that nothing else will fit, that's what I'll be wearing.

Josh, my parents, and I are all looking forward to going to my doctor's appointment tomorrow. The doctors will be doing a full anatomy scan of each baby and we'll be finding out the sexes! I'm so excited! I will be sure to post what we find out when I get home tomorrow evening! Please say a prayer for the babies - that they are all continuing to grow and develop normally, and that I will have positive results to share with everyone.

4 comments:

  1. Looking forward to the green bean report tomorrow. Take care of yourself. Do you have netflix??

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  2. Lauren just remeber that the bed rest is temporary, and once the little beans are out you will have a lifetime to pray for a little rest:) We will be praying for all of you. Jeremiah 29:11 is a good verse. God has their little lives in the palm of His hand

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  3. Books, Magazines, update Blog. Make sure to get a lot of sleep now. I know it may be hard. Eat a lot of Fiber, and take some Colace. I can't wait to see their pics. Take care of yourself.

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  4. Let me know if you need any book recommendations; I have a ton of paperbacks at home I could send your way!

    So excited to hear about the genders!!

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    Over the past three years it has been flipped upside down. I am 31 years old, and married to my hubby of three years, Josh. We have 4 beautiful angel babies, who are fondly known as our “Green Beans”. The first of my quads, Heidi, held on as long as she could and was born on January 31, 2009 after pPROMing at 17 weeks. A few weeks later, I pPROM’d with my sweet Lily. Lily, Paige, and Rylan were all born at 22 weeks on February 23, 2009. Just after being released from the hospital empty handed, I returned with a high fever and infection. Two of the nights I spent in the hospital that week, I honestly thought I was going to die. It was the sickest and most hopeless I’ve ever been. I’m pretty sure my diagnosis was a broken heart.

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